SPUFY Meeting Focuses on Transition, Challenges

HNP Communications Friar News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As they do twice a year, Holy Name’s friars who are Solemnly Professed Under Five Years (SPUFY) gathered in October to share experiences at St. Anthony’s Friary here.

SPUFY mentors Daniel Dwyer, OFM, and David Hyman, OFM, said the gathering went very well. George Corrigan, OFM, oversaw the Oct. 24 to 26 meeting.

Andrew Reitz, OFM, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in nearby Tampa, Fla., gave a talk titled “Transition from Formation to Ministry and Fraternity in HNP.”

“I presented some challenges that are present in the areas of ministry, fraternal life, and one’s personal life,” Andrew said. “Though this is an exciting time for individuals, and it is what friars have been preparing for,  there are challenges that come with the transition. I have seen these challenges in others that I have lived with, as well as some of my own reflections on my experiences.”

SPUFY Members  and their Profession Dates:

Gerald Paciello, OFM
Zachary Elliott, OFM
Gonzalo Torres, OFM
George Corrigan, OFM
Emerson Rodriguez, OFM
David Phan, OFM
Julian Jagudilla, OFM
Paul Keenan, OFM
Walter Liss, OFM
Christopher VanHaight, OFM
Harry Monaco, OFM
Kyle Haden, OFM
Linh Ngoc Hoang, OFM
Hugh Macsherry, OFM
Stephen Mimnaugh, OFM

The photo above shows St. Anthony’s Friary in St. Petersburg.